Xinjiang Flying Tigers

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Xinjiang Flying Tigers
Xinjiang Flying Tigers logo
LeaguesCBA
Founded1999; 20 years ago (1999)
HistoryXinjiang Flying Tigers
(1999–present)
ArenaHongshan Arena
Capacity3,800
LocationÜrümqi, Xinjiang, China
Team colorsSky Blue, White
         
Main sponsorGuanghui Group
PresidentHou Wei
Team managerGuojian
Head coachAdiljan Suleyman
Team captainKelanbaike Makan
OwnershipSun Guangxin
Championships1 (2017)
Uniforms
Xinjiang Flying Tigers
Chinese新疆广汇飞虎
Hanyu PinyinXīnjiāng Guǎnghuì Fēihǔ

The Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers (Chinese: 新疆广汇飞虎) is a professional basketball team based in Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China. The team plays its home games in the Hongshan Arena, which has a capacity of 3,500 people.

The club joined the league ahead of the 1999–2000 CBA season, as the first step in the organization's plans to expand into the country's western interior.

History[edit]

During the 2004–05 CBA season, the Xinjiang Flying Tigers finished in third place in the North Division, but lost in the quarter-finals of the CBA Playoffs to the South Division's Jiangsu Dragons. In the 2005–06 CBA season, they finished in second place in the North Division, but were again eliminated by Jiangsu in the quarter-finals.

Xinjiang's success in recent years has been highlighted by three straight trips to the CBA Finals at the end of the 2008–09 CBA season, 2009–10 CBA season, and 2010–11 CBA season, as well as another appearance in the championship series following the 2013–14 CBA season. The Flying Tigers failed to win the title on all four occasions. The team won their first CBA title in the 2016–17 CBA season, after defeating Guangdong Southern Tigers 4–0 in the finals.

Honours[edit]

Continental competitions[edit]

Champions (1): 2016[a]
Runners-up (1): 2017

Domestic competitions[edit]

Playoffs Champions (1): 2016–17
Playoffs Runners-up (5): 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2013–14, 2018–19
Regular Season Champions (1): 2016–17
Regular Season Runners-up (2): 2013–14, 2015–16
Notes
  1. ^ Xinjiang played in the 2016 and 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup representing China, under the name of "China Kashgar".

Roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Xinjiang Flying Tigers roster roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
PG 6 China Zeng Lingxu 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 82 kg (181 lb)
PF 7 China Yu Changdong 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 110 kg (243 lb)
SF 8 China Tang Caiyu 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb)
C 9 China Zhou Qi 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
SG 13 China Kelanbaike Makan (C) 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 88 kg (194 lb)
SF 14 China Abudushalamu Abudurexiti 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
C 17 China Fan Ziming 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 115 kg (254 lb)
SG 20 China Shirelijan Muxtar 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
C Puerto Rico Tyler Davis (basketball) 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 121 kg (267 lb)
C France Kevin Séraphin 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 126 kg (278 lb)
G United States Ian Clark (basketball) 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 79 kg (174 lb)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (R) Reserved
  • Injured Injured

Updated: August 13, 2019


Pos. Starting 5 Bench
C Fan Ziming Yu Changdong
PF Zhou Qi Kevin Séraphin
SF Abudushalamu Abudurexiti Tang Caiyu
SG Ian Clark Kelanbaike Makan
PG Zeng Lingxu Shirelijan Muxtar

References[edit]

General
  • "2005–06 season information". sports.sina.com.cn.
  • "Xinjiang Gyang Hui Flying Tigers basketball". Asia-Basket. Eurobasket. October 11, 2011.

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